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Palmers Green High School
Group status: Here we go! Carnegie Shadowers of 2019!

Well on our way with the 2019 shortlist!

Palmers Green High School is a small independent girls school based in North London. We are a group of keen readers from Years 8 & 9 and we meet each week in the library to discuss the books on the shortlist, write reviews and ultimately pick our winner!

Mrs Conlon

Bone Talk by Sophie
I have recently finished this book and I would definitely recommend it as it was a quick and easy read with an interesting plot. The story shows how m . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie
Once I started this book, I didnít really know what to expect. The blurb didnít really intrigue me so I didnít enjoy this book. If Iím being honest, p . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sophie
I recently finished reading the book 'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' and I would definitely recommend this book as it becomes more interesting as the pl . . .
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The Poet X by Mina
This book was one I couldnít put down. It was so captivating and intriguing that I wish it was longer. I loved the poetry-style-writing as it allowed . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs Conlon
I have to say that I though this book was going to be more suitable for readers younger than those in our Carnegie Club - knowing that several of our . . .
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The Poet X by Lia
The Poet X was an amazing book and I honestly didn't want to leave it alone. I loved everything about the book and was very disappointed when I finish . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Conlon
I was very keen to read this book after hearing Candy Gourlay talk about it very recently at a conference. She was keen to write a story about a relat . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Conlon
Have just finished my second novel written in verse from the shortlist and have to say I preferred this one. Through Xiomara's writing we learn about . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Conlon
A topical story told through free flowing verse. There is some great imagery and the story is made more powerful by this and the way the language is s . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Aisha
'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' by Sally Nicholls follows the lives of three girls as they begin to find the feminist inside them and put it to use by j . . .
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We've had our 'taster' session, so - from the cover, blurb and first page, which of the shortlisted books would you pick to read first?!

The Poet X
The Land of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
The House With Chicken Legs
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and began her career as a journalist for the opposition press during the People Power Revolution before becoming an author. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Award in 2011 and wa . .



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